Redditch (RDC)

Redditch is the Southern terminus of the Cross-City Line (the other end being Lichfield Trent Valley) and one of two stations on the Cross-City Line branch from Barnt Green (the other being Alvechurch).

Type: National Rail
(Cross-City Line)
Station code: RDC
Opened: 1859
Platforms: 1
The station was opened in 1859 at the end of a new branch line built by the Midland Railway from the Birmingham & Gloucester Line at Barnt Green. Later on the Evesham & Redditch Railway built a line South from Redditch via Evesham to Ashchurch. This line was closed to passengers in 1962 and closed completely two years later. The line from Barnt Green was also nearly a victim of the Beeching cuts but survived thanks to a local campaign. Services were greatly improved when the Cross-City Line was inaugurated in the late 1970s with more regular services to Birmingham.

The station was moved in 1992 to make space for a new bus station and shopping mall, this was done as part of the Cross-City Line's electrification upgrade. Redditch is now the only station on the Cross-City Line to have a single platform though does have a booking office and waiting room.
LM 323 218 has just arrived

General view of the station

Station building

Looking down the platform

LM 323 218 preparing to return up the line